Posy

Po"sy

(?), n.;
pl. Posies (#).
[Contr. fr. poesy.] 1. A brief poetical sentiment; hence, any brief sentiment, motto, or legend; especially, one inscribed on a ring. "The posy of a ring." Shak.
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2. [Probably so called from the use of flowers as having an enigmatical significance. Wedgwood.] A flower; a bouquet; a nosegay. "Bridegroom's posies." Spenser.
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We make a difference between suffering thistles to grow among us, and wearing them for posies.
Swift.
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